Johann Rupert's R100 billion empire
There is little doubt regarding Johann Rupert’s ability as a businessman. Shrewd business acumen runs in the Rupert blood; his father Anton founded the original Rembrandt Group in the early 1940s. [Biznews]
Notorious Nigerian Internet scammers panic after FBI makes arrests in SA
Members of Black Axe, a notorious Nigerian crime syndicate, are attempting to flee international authorities following the arrest of eight individuals alleged to be involved in the organisation in Cape Town this week.
Prasa contracted security worth R248 million in July riots — but now won't pay up
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) approved 20-day security contracts worth over R248 million for the July riots, and the Sunday Times reports it is yet to pay the security companies in question.
ANC unlikely to win Joburg majority - Poll
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is unlikely to win a majority in Johannesburg, the nation’s largest city, or the capital Pretoria in forthcoming municipal elections, a News24 poll showed. [Bloomberg]
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Pixel 6 Pro
Google announced its Pixel 6 Pro during an online event this week, and it boasts hardware specifications to challenge Samsung's premium device, the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Tesla shares reach record high
Tesla shares rallied to a record high on Friday, taking the electric-vehicle maker another step closer to joining an elite group of companies with market valuations of at least $1 trillion. [Bloomberg]
We tested a satellite Internet service on a remote farm
MyBroadband tested an uncapped satellite Internet service on a remote bushveld farm in the Waterberg region, and we were pleasantly surprised by the download speeds.
These are all the projects Johann Rupert supports
Johann Rupert is well known as one of South Africa's most successful businessmen who regularly appears on international rich lists, but his tremendous philanthropic and charity work does not enjoy the same exposure.
How tech is saving South Africa's rhinos
Technologies such as long-range wide area networks, radioactive isotope injections, and the Postcode Meerkat detection system are helping to reduce rhino poaching in South Africa.
Arrest warrant reportedly issued for "millionaire" Bitcoin trader
Police are searching for 29-year-old cryptocurrency entrepreneur Sandile Shezi after an investor accused Shezi of swindling him out of R500,000, reports City Press.
Court gags iSAT CEO in R21-billion dispute
iSAT South Africa CEO, Rory Pearton, has been interdicted from threatening, harassing, defaming, and abusing Dimension Data and its staff, reports the Sunday Times.
Vodacom and MTN's advertising battle
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has dismissed a complaint from MTN that Vodacom's "Further together" advertising campaign exploits goodwill MTN generated through its "Good Together" concept.
Apple wants to delay App Store ruling
Apple Inc. is angling to delay making the most significant change to its App Store business model since the platform was launched in 2008, an overhaul that could cost the tech giant a few billion dollars annually. [Bloomberg]